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    December 18, 2012
    6:00 - 6:29am EST  

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moved through. we are in the warm sector so the temperatures are mild this morning. 47 in pylesville. shadyside coming in at 49. and we are at 47 in sykesville. lots of fog around this morning once again. and as we head throughout the day, this is what you can expect. temperatures to boot up once again with the high coming in right around 58 degrees. charley. we are beginning the 5th day since what happened in sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. unspeakable grief. today more families will say bye to loved ones killed in the shooting massacre in connecticut. in all 20 children at the elementary school died in that tragedy. renee marsh has more from newtown this morning. renee. >> reporter: 6-year-old charlotte bacon loved dresses and she loved school. jessica rekos loved horses and there's a -- they are the next two young victims who will be buried. the morning continues in newtown keck cut today two more little victims will be laid to
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rest. on monday mourners said a final good-bye to 6-year-old jack pinto. >> it was very sad. very sad. the family took it as hard as any parent would take it losing their first grader. >> reporter: and a large crowd showed up to say good-bye to 6- year-old noah pozner. >> i started to cry. i just -- it was very close to home. >> reporter: students in the area head back to school tuesday except for sandy hook elementary students. monday supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> that we need to lead with love and that's what i am seeing the community do. we are putting our arms around people. >> reporter: it's unknown why the 20-year-old gunman opened fire at the elementary school. authorities are analyzing evidence interviewing witnesses and looking at the shooter smashed home computer hoping to find answers. >> we know as investigators that the people connecticut the
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people of this town of newtown want to know what happened. we are going to do that. we are going provide them any information and all information. we will paint a crystal clear picture as much as we can. >> reporter: and the atf says they plan on canvassing all of the gun ranges in this area. that's because according to reports, the shooter used to go to target practice with his mother. live in newtown connecticut, renee marsh, now back to you. such a heart breaking story. >> reporter: if you are traveling this morning, watch out for the fog. it's causing reduced advice ability cross the reg ofnlt you will want to use -- region. you will want to use the low beams. 59 at route 543 no delays as you make your way to white marsh and as we head up to hunt valley, this is what 83 looks like at shawan road. traffic moving along. watch out for a crash on parkton at liberty road at leave road and checking out the abc2 timesaver traffic drive
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times the beltway is nice and free of delays. looking at 11 minutes on outer loop from 95 up to 83. and no problems to report on the west side it's going to take you 11 minutes as well to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95. that's your abc2 timesaver traffic. going back to the tragedy in the wake of the deadly connecticut school shootings we are hearing more stories of courage and more stories of heroism. gene lives in the small town of newtown and friday morning before anybody knew what happened he discovered 6 terrified children right on his front lawn and invited them in. >> they just start talking. the two boys mostly talked and they said we can't go back to that school.
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we can't -- >> we can't go back. >> our teacher is dead. what are we going to do? we don't have a teacher. and i was -- i couldn't take that in. >> that the teacher they are speaking about 27-year-old victoria soto who was a hero. she reportedly shielded her students in the corner of the room to get them away from the gunfire using her body as a shield and the kids somehow got away and were able to go to gene rose n's home and ask for help. we are learning more about the children who lost their lives. -- rose n's home and ask for help. >> we are learning more about the children who -- rosen's home and asked for help.>> we are learning more about the children. >> reporter: these are the faces of innocence that had so much living. emily parker was a big sister and loved to draw and always carried her markers and pencils. her father was teaching her to speak portuguese. >> she gave us the example she showed us is remarkable.
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she is an incredible person. and i am so blessed to be her dad. >> reporter: noah and his twin sister celebrated their 6th birthday last month. she survived the shooting but little noah didn't. the family of 7-year-old grace tells abc news our daughter grace was the love and light of our family. words can't adequately express our sense of loss. 6-year-old anna -- ana just moved therefrom canada she is singing and playing the piano with her brother. [ music ] ♪ come almighty king ♪ >> reporter: katherine was 6 years old and the niece of an abc employee. her family said in a statement saturday we asked you continue to pray for us and the other families who experienced loss in the tragedy. the family of 6-year-old olivia
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tells abc news she loved school and was very good at math and reading. her physical loss will be felt every day by those who loved her most but her sparkly spirit will live on. 6-year-old jesse was looking forward to making ginger bread houses in class that day. his father planned to join him. and then there was 6-year-old jessica whose parents told me they wanted to create happy memories for their children in this community like they had. >> jessica had such pride going to sandy hook knowing her dad went there and shes would run around the house singing sandy hook school song. >> and that's amy row bock reporting from law makers to mothers this sparked an old debate in the country. all revolving around laws and guns. >> there have been protests and press conference and outcry about whether certain guns should be accessible to people. linda so is here with the latest and i know there's been so much outcry but with a are
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leaders in washington doing. >> reporter: when the president stood before the devastated families this weekend he pledged action to prevent more tragedies like this in the future. also, some pro gun senators are saying they are open to discussing changes to gun laws. majority leader harry reid says congress will conduct meaningful conversation on a gun laws in the coming weeks. we have learned a newly formed organization called newtown united will send a delegation to dc. the group is calling for better gun control to prevent a similar tragedy from this happening in another community. hundreds of people marched from capitol hill to the national rifeel association -- rifeel association's dc -- rifle association's dc office. michael bloomberg joined victims of gun violence to address the issue how easy it is to get being a stows gun. even long time supporters of gun rights say it's time to talk about regulating guns e joe manchin is open to discussing restricts of assault
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weapons like the one used in the -- restrictions of assault weapons like the one used in the shooting. >> i don't know anyone in the hunting or sporting arena that uses a assault rifle or 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> reporter: and you can expect the gun control debate to return to annapolis when lawmakers head back to work in january for the new session. some legislators are calling for an all out ban on assault weapons in maryland. linda so, abc2 news. remember fine -- find latest information on abc2news.com. there's a special session on the home page with links to profiles of the victims and other stories related to the shooting. at a time when parents are nervous about killing their kid off someone had the nerve to walk into a city school careying a knife. it started off as a friendly day. a advisor came in with a birthday cake and balloons for a relative but skirted past the front office and a fight broke out with a staff member and that visitor poled knife. both ended up with hand
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injuries and another incident now putting parents on edge. >> i am just sad and speechless right now. i am just hearing something else happened. >> that visitor was taken off to jail and the staff memoirs taken to a local hospital. will a woman convicted of a star afg 15-year-old to death get out of -- starving a 15- year-old to death get out of prison. she is serving 10 years of a 40 year sentence for the death ofsierra jobs she was foster parent to the teen found beaten and starved to death in a home in 2002 at the time the teen weighed 73 pound. news time 6:09. what do you do if you want to prepare for the end of the world? >> if it happens, as some predict it will, one guy says rasedy but the question is how -- ready, but the question is how can you prepare for the end of the world? >> it's the end. the end. all right a kid might look at this and wonder if this is the equivalent of cold. a health guru suggest making the stockings and you can do
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this more healthfully. >> so we had showers earlier and now we have fog around and clouds. i will tell you when we finally get sunshine returning back to the area. >> reporter: in addition to the fog, we are dealing with congestion here in the northwest corner of 695 at old court road. i will let you know he what traffic looks like on 95 and 83 coming up on good morning maryland. and that is live picture of new york city's times square. let's head up there for today's tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech bites you may be starring in an instagram ad. they are thinking about running ads with your photos in them along with your user name and other data. it's in the new terms of service. the advertisers will pay instagram but they won't pay you. and revenue for online video service was up 65% to almost 700 million dollars. it doubled the number of pain
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subscribers in the last 9 months. disney has a stake in hulu. how much did iphone and ipads users miss gulee maps there were 10 million down loads of the first 48 hours apple dumped it as the default in the operating system but the map app was not as good. ibm says in the next five years computers can taste hear see and touch computers and smart phones and tablets will do it better than humans. those are your tech bites. i am paula ferris. -- faris.
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it's 6:13 on a tuesday morning. thanks for joining by now you probably heard that theory that the world is going to end on friday. >> all right. as the day that many believe marks the end of the mayan
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calendar but this guy that guy says he is prepared for what ever happens. >> people are getting prepared for december 21st should be prepared for any possible scenario whether it be the end of days, civil unrest nuclear attack. >> the owner of an army surplus store in dallas techas saysa customer has been stockpiling gas mask and mres and building bunkers. >> there's more information on abc2news.com. we are working for you. with the info you need to know about the mayan calendar. check out abc2news.com and there's a look inside a doomsday survival shelter so you can see what that looks like. we are a week away from christmas. many are heading out of town and if you are thinking about the vacation early and flying out of bwi this morning, call and check with your airline and a handful of early morning flights have been canceled because of the fog. that was the situation yesterday. a lot of flights weren't coming into baltimore because of the fog. >> seemed like as the day
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rolled on and we got into the afternoon the fog will dissipate and that didn't happen. >> we had lots of moisture out there. we had the showers and we had more showers today. and we have more fog this morninwell. now it's not as widespread as yesterday. but we still have areas of dense fog. so, be prepared as you step out and b let's show you some visibilities because they had been going downhill since we started the newscast this morning. so we are at 8 in baltimore and remember the 10s we saw in baltimore this morning. dc going downhill and we are at 9. we want to see 10s and we will get to those going later into the afternoon. we will be getting sunshine ampleshon by tomorrow. let's step you out the door because we still are not look so hot in frederick and hagerstown. heading to york look at the zero right now. really take it easy on the roadways this morning. make sure to have the low beams on and we talk about the low beams so you can see more of the road and less of the fog. satellite and radar picking up on plenty of cloud cover across the area. we see showers back off towards
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the west. and into the north. one round moved through the area. and we do have the chance for some more showers very light innature work in here going into the morning. possibly the afternoon. but also, we will finally get clearing and we can see the claying clearing line in illinois as of now. let's talk temps because as you head out the door this morning, you don't need the heaviest coat in the closee. you need a coat but -- closet. you need a coat but temperatures well above average. 48 in owings mills and good morning to you. annapolis at 49 degrees. and more of the same in edgewood. northville at 47 and 50 in elkton. goldsboro at 53. easton at 51. and we are in the warm sector right now. so temperatures are soaring this morning. we will have the cold front traverse the area going into afternoon. and depending on when it arrives, we will see if the temperatures get in the upper 50s or stay in the low 50s. but it's going to get very windy, gusty and gusts up to 30 miles an hour.
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with that temperatures will feel cooler anyway. so this is what to expect as you plan the day. that high temperature coming in at 58 degrees. hopefully, right? and going through time, very cold temperatures will move back into the forecast by the weekend. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are dealing with areas of fog this morning so be careful turn on the low beams as lynette mention so you can see more of the road and less of the fog. up in harford county everything is moving along here on 95. no problems from route 543 all the way down to white marsh and as we check in and look live at 695, here in towson traffic is starting to peck up on the outer loop but no significant delays. it's going to take 12 minutes from 95 up to 83. and over on the west side of the beltway traffic is certainly starting to pick up there. traveling the outer loop watch out for a disabled car at liberty road. and altogether 13 minutes to travel from 795 down to 95. megan and charley over to you.
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by now you made the purchases and are look for stock stuffers. >> candy canes chocolate and those are the regular stayels that go in there but they can ruin your child's diet. i know no kid want to hear this but a registered dietitian suggest packages of dried fruit instead. >> what? >> granola trail mix that works. you can also replace the fast- food gift certificates with what she calls healthy bucks. >> what they can could is -- do is work up to the things by make healthy decisions. when your child tries to be activity reward them with a healthy buck dollar and everyone time they get a healthy buck they are earning their way to getting the prize on their wish list. >> you know yesterday i saw a 2 pound reese's cup. >> keep that out of the christmas stocking. two pound? >> two pound. >> that dietitian goes onto say that things increase the activity levels like granola and fruit and a workout dvd for
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kids make them for children or a pedometer. just somethings to keep in mind. >> really big. use the holidays to teach your children about the lessons of giving and the impact could last a lifetime. experts suggest toys are not only thing to be donated. older kids may be more inclined to give time at an animal shelter or a soup kitchen. >> kids that are exposed to volunteer activities or donate or do something that helps other children or other people actually you can see this in they are much less likely to bully and they do better academically and go farther academically. >> the doctor says kids who volunteer tend to volunteer well into their adult years. huge financial institutions have big news you might be interested in hearing this morning. >> coming up, they are handing out credits for credit card customers. 6 million people are getting refunds. we will tell you why. >> and the sexiest man alive has a new title.
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thank you for joining us. it's time for caption this where viewers send in pictures. we post them on the facebook wall and you caption them. today's photo was sent in by. >> steve: any -- stephanie brown of her son. look like he was saying little tigger. we posted this and it generated comments and debbie said nobody tells jokes like tigger and susan said did you heart one about santa. and charleen saying i can roar louder than you and georgia made a tony the tiger reference
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saying i think you're grrrrreat. keep them coming i need photos for this week so e-mail yours topix@wmar.com. megan and charley over to you. sexiest man alive will have a new title. one that's far more special, dad. chanting -- channing tatum and his wife are confirming to people magazine they are expecting their first child this year. the couple costarred in the movie step up in 2006 and airied in 2009. the magic mike star says he is ready for fatherhood. former president george h.w. bush is expected to be home for the holidays. he's been in the hospital since november 23rd battling theling ring effects of bronchitis. his treatment is on increasing physical strength and the hospital has not given him an exact release date. 6:24. all things in time need a
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makeover. >> including lassics. how the easy bake oven will look different and it will be getting more males. hey, look! a shooting star!
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saying good-bye. friend and family will say farewell to a few more little ones and a teach here died alongside them. >> the parents of a 6-year-old boy caught up in the massacre talk about their son. hear how the boy is doing this morning. >> and if you have this toy under your tree you may want to get rid of it. danger it could pose to your young children. we will tell you about it on this tuesday morning december 18th. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. thanks for joining us a lot to talk about as far as the news but we have to talk about the weather because it's foggy this morning. here's meteorologist lynette charles. >> it's foggy out there once again. and some areas dealing with dense fog, but, we do have improving conditions as we go throughout the day. so hold on and you're going to see that you will like the way the day turns out and if not you will love tomorrow. maryland's most powerful radar dry but we did have showers that moved through a little earlier this morning. and on the heels of that we do have a chance for more showers excuse me, 46 degrees right now
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in frederick and fog out there to talk about. the cross -- 48 in millersville and more of the same over in arnold this morning. and that temperature coming in at 50 so temperatures are well above average this morning. and as we head throughout the day, this is what to expect. temperatures warming up. we have the warm front that moved through and that's why the temperatures are so mild this morning. we do have a cold front that's going to slice through the area as well. so this is what we can expect as we head through the rest of today. be prepared for that. but as you step out the door you wonder what you need. well, with the mild temperatures you don't need the heaviest coat but you will need a coat and the reason why i say this is because of the winds that will pick up going throughout the day. so, this 58 i am forecasting if it becomes 58 the temperatures are going to feel coarld than that. we are talking about winds -- colder than that. we are talking about winds gusting up to 30 miles an hour. we will have a wind chill in the 40s going through today. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are dealing with quite a bit of fog across the region. so take it slow this morning and turn on